1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Old Stock Ale - North Coast Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Old Stock AleOld Stock Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.

2,730 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2,730
Reviews: 1,390
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.92%
Wants: 139
Gots: 483 | FT: 17
Brewed by:
North Coast Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  11.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-26-2001

No notes at this time.
View: Beers (22) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Old Stock Ale Alström Bros
Ratings: 2,730 | Reviews: 1,390 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of TheLongBeachBum
4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2006 Release:
Alc.Vol. 13.25%

Presentation: Picked up a fresh 2006 Four-pack of 12 ounce bottles from a recent trip to Hollingshead’s Delicatessen in Orange at the weekend.

Appearance: Deep ruddy mahogany with a supreme clarity which refracts the falling light to provide a light show that impresses, the ruby body has a gem like quality that improves the appearance no matter what kind of light is used. The head fizzes into life quickly after the pour, but soon rises and falls like a freshly served Iced Coke, the remnants are minimal, only a thin line of small tan colored bubbles cling to the edge, more like scum mark than a halo head, but this does look impressive nonetheless. Low conditioning

Nose: Molasses with a hefty dollop of caramelized sugars and berries. Baked apples coated in crystalline brown sugar, plums and hard skinned Californian figs. The alcohol is here, and it’s not hiding, but it takes a distinctly educated tone, it is not stupid, it has a responsible presentation, a mixture of Single Malt Whisky with hints of Bourbon.

Taste: It needs to settle and relax, before it warms up and slowly acclimatizes and becomes comfortable before it will take off all of its clothes in your company. But once it is naked it has a fine entourage of followers; Figs, plums, molasses, brown sugar, toasted malts, hints of maple sauce, raisins, prunes and alcohol soaked Edinburgh toffee. It is all here, accentuated and finished off with a warming alcohol, but not quite harsh enough to be classed a burn, more of a kick.

Mouthfeel: Bordering on presenting a Whisky Mouthfeel, it still nevertheless exhibits a light creaminess in the overall feel, despite the low conditioning, the alcohol is not so harsh, but it is still prevalent. In this respect I think that aging will probably refine the Mouthfeel more than the flavors I suspect.

Drinkability: Beyond beer, but despite the lack of carbonation this is still extremely “dangerously drinkable”. Even at the stated strength and with its robust nose and flavors, it is not a shy libation when prostituting itself in the drinking stakes. Beware.

Overall: I note that the 2006 deviates from previous examples of past years in so much as the main label is a different color, no longer a light gray color but now with a cream-brown background, you know like J.W. Lees Harvest Ales. But much more important is the increase of over 2% on the engine size, it is now up to an advertised 13.45% ABV. As always this can be aged, and should be to get it at its best, but sampling this fresh is still quite the treat.

Good to go right now, but I think it will shape up nicely in the coming years …and at $9.99 for Four x 12 ounce bottles of 13.45% brew; it is a real bargain for the price and a cheap addition, neigh investment, for the cellar.

Highly Recommend.

Photo of phisig137
3.65/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

2004 vintage pours a red copper color with no head and no lacing at all. Very light carbonation forms a tiny ring around the rin of my Samichlaus tulip.

Aroma is woody and vinous, with alcohol bringing up the rear. Dark cherries and plums fill the nose, as well as a hint of vanilla. Very complex and enjoyable.

Flavor tastes of tobacco and leather. Solidly bitter finish, with flavors of caramel developing in the midpalate. Large Sherry flavors, and very reminiscent of dry marsala wine. Again, very complex, and could use some time to mellow out even more. Mouhfeel is slightly astringent and light Drinkability is somewhat low, due to the alcohol warming and harsh bitterness.

Even being two years old, I think this beer needs at least another 2 to mellow out fully. I'd like to see some more sweetness in an old ale, and more body as well. This beer was obviously designed to age, and I feel that it needs to. The other three bottles from this 2004 six pack will be sitting in my cellar for a while I think.

Photo of WeisGuy
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2005 vintage

a - pours a rather transparent rust color; small tan head completely disappears after a few minutes; no hint of lacing

s - malt and alcohol dominate, very sweet smelling slight plum or raisin

t - very malty, slightly sweet, quite spicy, finish is lingering alchol

m - carbonation is evident, oily and coating after swallowing

d - quite drinkable for a high abv, but don't think I'd probably have any more than two, one would usually be good

Quite a old ale overall without much aging. I think this one would definitely benefit from extended cellaring...that's where the other three bottles are headed. I still enjoyed this at an early age though. Taste is already pretty complex, but a bit harsh...that will probably tone down a bit with aging.

Photo of NEhophead
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A glowing mahogany in color. Thin, creamy; lightly tan head that leaves a few trails of spotted lacing.

Sweet molasses; carmelized malt and sugar. Bourbon-soaked figs, plums, and apple. The alcohol presence is very fragrant with the intense sweetness.

Ripe plum and fig that start as a light sweetness that turns rich and chocolatey. A coating of candied Belgian sugars. The alcohol is warming, but still a little rough around the edges.

Full bodied; slick and gaseous. A nice balance on the palate between the malt profile and the alcohol character.

This is a very complex ale that can only improve with age. At 13.25% abv, this is best to be shared, but to be enjoyed no doubt!

Photo of ram3139
3.53/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

2002 Vintage

Appearance: Hazy orange/rust color with a small head that quickly dissipates.

Smell: Sweet and tart fruit smell with quite a bit of alcohol

Taste: Sweet and sort of spicy at first. Fades to a more earthy fruitiness with the alcohol coming through last. Reminds me of a dark belgian dubbel without the typical belgian yeast flavor.

Mouthfeel: Not thin, but I was expecting something a bit more. Low carbonation. Still coats the palate well and the flavors linger for a while.

Drinkability: I thought it was pretty average for drinkability until I noticed the ABV. It hides the alcohol and while the flavors are strong, they don't have a really sharp bite.

Overall, a strong but sweet beer thats surprisingly drinkable. Would be a great after-dinner beer.

Photo of ReDave
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle labeled 2005.
Very dark [pretty much brown] Very little tanish head that soon vanishes to a thin wisp around the edge of the glass, no lace. Served at a slightly cooler temp than the recomended room temperature. Very complex flavors that do rather well at this young age. Malty with a nice hop edge. There is a slight alcohol burn at the end. Surprisingly drinkable and i think it will just get better.

I wonder when this finished fermenting, and then was bottled?

Photo of bennetj17
3.7/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2004 Vintage
No head, and by appearances barely any carbonation. Color runs tan to blood red, and is very murky. The smell is strong on raisiny malt and alcohol. A light raspberry-like fruitiness is also present. Nose is slightly reminiscent of a scotch ale/ wee heavy. Taste is loaded with sweet and tangy malt flavors- raisin, plum caramel, cocoa. Finish is earthy with alcohol astringency arriving late. Slight bitterness also. Carbonation was actually decent despite looking flat at first. Mouthfeel is a bit thin. Decent flavor complexity overall, I might try some other vintages if I get the chance. Alcohol is heavy though, be careful...

Photo of skotster13
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appears that I am lucky enough to be the first to review the 2006. It just hit our shelves at Beverages & More! 2 days ago. New label, more colorful, caught my eye.

ST: 12 oz stubby...the 2006 is 13.25% alc./vol...OH YEAH!!!

A: Absolutely beautiful in the glass. Sitting on my desk it appears dark like molasses. Held up to the last hours of sunlight out my front window it shows off a deep scarlet hue. Gorgeous! The head is an offwhite-tan that recedes quickly with lacing that fades the same

S: Smells slightly like barleywine. Has hints of cognac. A definite sweetness to it.

T: It tastes slightly of cognac as well. The alcohol is very forward and remains steady thruout, lingering heavy on the palate for quite some time. I taste candied dates or stewed raisins, but not overpowering. It really does hang on...for minutes afterwards you have that sweet coating on your tongue. The alcohol has a very pleasant exploding quality as it hits the throat.

MF: Lovely on the palate. There is some serious viscosity. Coats the mouth with residual sugars and stays like your relatives...but you don't mind this.

D: If you don't have to work the next day you could take yourself to another planet with a four-pack of this...or drink one and cellar the rest....but either way you will have a hard time not drinking all that you can get your hands on...assuming that $11 a 4-pack is affordable.

Photo of mcallister
3.88/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


A highly carbonated pour and head that dwindled to nothing fairly quickly. Good caramel color that is a tranparent amber held up to a light.

Smells of fig, caramel, maple, barley, malt, and an alcohol bite.

Really big round taste of malt, slight hop, caramel, fig, a tad of maple syrup, very drinkable and very smooth. Delicious, not overly
sweet but some RS to keep things interesting. Is a nice alcohol burn in the chest but I would half expect in a beer of this substance.

Love the mouthfeel of this one and the finish lasts forever. Very complex and overly drinkable. Delicious old ale or is this a barley wine?

Photo of orfeu
3.68/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2004 bottling. Hazy, glowing violet-red. Thin wispy swirls and ring of sand-colored foam. Vinous, boozy nose -- like cherry cordials swimming in port. Nostril stinging (almost) alcohol vapors. Spicy alcohol is the first thing I notice, then cherries and orgeat syrup. Nutty essence of almonds. Finish is vinous, bitter, and alcohol-laden. The alcohol is the most noticeable characteristic. This one could probably sit for five more years and meld a bit. For as highly alcoholic and sweet as this is, the mouthfeel is surprisingly on the thinner side. Definitely not syrupy, but almost. Peppery and stinging from the high abv, but more or less smooth. When looking for something sweet and boozy, this one would fit the bill. But there are several other options that go down a lot more smoothly. Good, but not stellar.

Photo of Tupperwolf
4.6/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

2005. Pours a dark ruby colored beer into my Stone Old Guardian glass; I pour rather slowly and receive no head whatsoever, so, thinking quick, I grab a clean spoon and give a hearty stir! A finger thick head builds with the agitation, and hangs around for a minute, but leaves no lacing. The beer is visibly sticky, liquid clinging to the glass.

A slight raisin and a roasty, browned sugar and molasses are in the scent, the molasses dominant; Some alcohol is evident, and slight whiffs of dark chocolate mingle. Mostly it's rich in sweetness.

Wow. Awesome flavor for such a new brew. Slight raisin and grape skin begin a journey down a long road of flavors. There's a serious biscuit flavor next, a brown-sugar oatmeal caress, alcohol, rum, sugar, coffee with vanilla cream - mmmm. It's so damn malty and SO complex.

A very, very, very sticky mouthfeel is lightened by slight tingling carbonation. It briefly warms in the mouth with alcohol, just as some of the creamier, more sugary flavors kick in, making a nearly perfect sensation of sweetness. This is one of those beers that you just can't lick off of your lips after a sip - too sticky.

I haven't had a 10%+ abv brew in quite some time that was as drinkable as this. It's awesome.

Photo of brewdlyhooked13
4.63/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

2003 Edition

Appearance - pours a cloudy pretty reddish brown. A light off-white head disappears after a bit and barely manages a ring of bubbles around the edge.

Aroma - intensely rich, dark fruit like raisin or fig, molasses. Hints of soy, alcohol, and chocolate as it rests in the glass. Good stuff, great resilience. It's like sniffing candy.

Taste - sweet malty start, rather boozy but mellowed. Molasses, dark chocolate come out in force just as soon as the alcohol subsides a bit. The swallow brings on some raisiny sweetness, pleasant warmth, chocolate residue, very nice. A trace of hops briefly on the finish.

Mouthfeel - heavy and thick, subdued carbonation, big and yummy.

Drinkability - enjoyed at proper pace, you probably won't get through more than three of these, but they are a most enjoyable sipper.

Photo of KarlHungus
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2005 vintage. This brew pours a classic brown color. The head is light brown, creamy and long lasting. Brown on brown...this beer simply looks interesting and different. The aroma is of caramel, toffee, butter and cream. The taste is very sweet with a nice alcohol warmth in the finish. The mouthfeel is full bodied with low carbonation and very smooth. Overall, this brew is very drinkable at this early age, but could benefit greatly from a couple years of aging.

Photo of rrwiltse
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

2003 Vintage.
Poured with no head, characteristically of most old ales. Nice malty color; the aroma is of very sweet malt and ALCOHOL for sure! Damn! The sweet malt tingles the tongue, and the alcohol burns just a tad on the way down. An excellent brew, can't wait to taste the rest of the bottles as they age even more!

Photo of jorjoria
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a very clear ruby/amber color with very little head and some slight lacing.

Smell: Nice malt aroma with hint of alcohol and some subdued hopiness.

Taste: Very nice sweet malt, with some raisin, and a hint of vanilla which fades into nice residual hop flavor. Form what I understand the hop flavor is much more in your face when the beer is younger. The beer is also pretty thin probably a result of the higher alcohol content. But over all a very taste beer. The alcohol content is a little overwhelming when consuming at room temperature but I think it fits well with this beer.

Photo of yelterdow
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2003 Vintage.

Appearance- Pours a clear, liquid cherry chestnut into an oversize snifter. The head, a very light beige, grows to one inch and settles to a disjointed array of many different size bubbles. Minimal lacing, not surprising with the high ABV.

Smell- A big alcohol nose that umbrellas the aromas of leather, tobacco, wood, and the darkest fruits imaginable. Sweet, wet malt notes come forth as the beer opens up. Rum cake. Vintage port aromatics, this keeps getting better...

Taste- A surprisingly huge alcohol presence, much more tonight than last year when I sampled this same beer... boozy vanilla, rum, figs and of course malts. The finish brings a slightly burning sensation in the back of the throat... sip accordingly.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Tingly upon entry, slick and very liquid in the mouth, then a wee bit rough going down. The complex, rich flavors are cohesive and balanced nicely, but I'm still noticing the alcohol more than last year's sampling.

I believe this beer as optimal at about 18 months.

Photo of chance269
4.68/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

2006 Vintage...purchased from the brewery. Traditional 12oz. bottle served in my Old Stock snifter. New recipe brings ABV to a whopping 13.25%!!!

Appearance: Color is rich, deep cherry wood/mahagony. Pours with a nice 1/2" off-white head that fades quickly to less than 1/8".

Smell: Sweet malts mixed with hints of burnt cherry, apricot...strong rum/brandy like alcohol notes. Even some champagne like qualities when first poured, but those faded as the beer warmed.

Mouthfeel: Velvety and chewy, full-bodied with a creamy finish.

Taste: Beautiful. Has a rich malt profile with a tinge of hopiness that fades with the alcohol burn. Faint hints of licorice and burnt cherries...perhaps molasses and cane sugar as well?

Notes: I didn't expect this 2006 vintage to come out until October/November, but the brewery said it's ready to ship. In my opinion, one of the better vintages of the past few years; it's very mellow, yet assertive in it's flavor. Take your time with this one if you can find it, and as with all vintages of Old Stock, I look forward to laying this one down for several years.

Photo of Byeast
4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My bottle of North Coast's -Old Stock Ale , is a 2005 vintage.
Poured a clear ,deep mahogany/ruby, with a very thin head of tan lace. Smell is an intense , deep , sweet malty aroma , some caramel , with a good fuggles hop kick to balance , rum like alcohol in the nose, very nice. Taste is rich and tongue coating , sweet , chewy malty goodness ,bit of coffee and raisin, balaced with a fair amount of hop character. Mouthfeel is chewy and slightly viscous. Wow , im very impressed. A awsome old ale , the alcohol has a very pleasant effect to the senses and brain. A rich , strong and tasty treat. I will be buying some more to cellar , and more to drink!

Photo of goochpunch
3.53/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2004 vintage

Pours a very clear ruby color with a minimal head. Smells of candied cherries swimming in some sort of spirit. A lot of pineapple in the nose as well. Flavor is of hard cherry candies and apple juice. Some oxidization present, but it doesn't detract too much. Alcohol is present as well, but is a mellowing bitterness in the finish. This is kind of a one-trick beer, honestly, but, for what it is, tastes pretty damned good. Mouthfeel is viscous will slightlu stinging carbonation. Very appropriate here. All told, it's a little too hot and a little too slick to make me want to drink a lot of.

Now, this is the Old Stock I remember. This is one of the 2004s that I've had laying around the past several months. I could not stand the 2005 as green as it was, when I had it earlier this month, but it just goes to show what can happen in a year and some change. I don't know if I'll have the patience to hold on to my last 2004 until next year, but this seems pretty optimal for what this beer brings to the table. The alcohol is drastically mellowed, but the oxidation flavors have increased (which is why I'd be afraid of aging it longer than it has). Overall, this is a pretty solid old ale (more like an American barleywine in the malt profile, really), but one should seriously consider laying this down for at least a year.

Photo of jakester
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the 2004 model. I got this as a single at Union Jack's on the Manatawny. I drank it in a goblet. No dates are necessary.

Pours a deep, dark garnet/red with a one finger head of deep beige foam. Carbonation appears moderate. The head falls to islands and a ring, with minimal to no lacing.

Aroma is rum soaked raisins right in your face, followed by dark crystal malt complexity. Not much in the way of hop aroma. Alcohol is definitely present, but fairly well hidden for now. We'll see as it warms...

First flavor is dark crystal malt, fairly complex, followed by rum soaked fruits, especially raisins. Hop bitterness seems pretty high, or the alcohol is grabbing the back of my throat. Residual sugar is pretty high. There might be some piney hop flavor, it's a little hard to tell. The alcohol is coming through strongly. Still, for 11.4%, it's not bad. Aftertaste is sweet and heat.

Mouthfeel is pretty full and resiny slick. Carbonation adds a nice zing. Lips are sticky from sugar. Back of my throat is being attacked by hop bitterness and alcohol. Finish is warm and sticky.

I'm not sure how "drinkable" a beer like this is, but it sure is tasty.
Rich and complex, strong and dark, like I like my women! I can feel the alcohol after half the bottle. Sitting around a campfire, this would be awesome!

Photo of unklesyd
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is the 2005. Had the 2004 about three weeks ago. Wanted to try side by side, but... uh, didn't.

Fantastic ruby: deep melted red as it pours. Even though there is NO head, the surface of the brew bubbles and seems to hold some mysteries of its own.

Lots going on in the nose. The obvious dried fruits are not overpowering, but subtle. Very inviting. Hints of spicy/floral hops melded with well cooked malt tell that this is a well-balanced beer.

Good blend of flavors, including a contiuation of the interplay between crunchy carmel-y malts and subtle hops that have died back a bit. Lots of lingering on the back of the tongue, as a heavy cream sauce laced with a sharp liquor would leave.

Wonderful heaviness after the sip is done: not too thick or syrupy as you drink, dry yet lingering on the aftertaste.

More than willing to drink another of these. Not now... later. This is an end-of-session capper. Liked the fresher version. I little more cutting and not as heavy as 2004. Get it while you can.

Photo of Liquids
2.98/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

My first old ale. Coppery amber to translucent brown color. Thin, loud fizzing, soda-like, quickly dissipating head. Sweet, alcoholic, inviting aroma. Extremely alcoholic bite and aftertaste, which is not surprising at 11.4%. Beneath seems to lie a tasty, medium-bodied, moderately hopped brown ale. Carbonation dissapears quickly and leaves a medium mouthfeel, as in comparison to the strong alcohol wash, everything seems thin and watery. Probably not a style that strives for "balanced," but could be impressive if the alcohol wash weren't so intense and overpowering. Drinkable, but slow going, and at the first few sips I thought I might find myself drainpouring it before I finished. More than one of these is hard to imagine. Would probably be best over a meal and conversation. Would not return here (glad I got a single), and may avoid this style in the future.

Photo of kaimcm
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

bottle 2005

A: deep and rich amber. looks like a ruby with a very thin ring around the perimeter. extremely warm color.

S: candied sugars, rum soaked pastries, alcohol, raisons, dates

T/M: very rich and viscous, a syrupy mouthfeel brings a coating malt and sweetness. The sugar is quelled by a warming and spicy alcohol character. Raisons, dates, concentrated vinous flavours abound. Rum cake as well. A powdery aspirin quality arrives at the end of the lingering finish.

D: Expensive and 11.4% ABV, but considering, goes down pretty easy. An awesome and complex brew. Cheers to North Coast. We need to see their beers more frequently and more affordably out here in NE. Another winner.

Photo of Hibernator
4.6/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

North Coast Old Stock Ale
12 oz brown bottle
Served in a 20 oz tulip pint glass

Pours a chestnut brown. Thin off-white colored lace circles the beer. Random spots of sticky lace appear on the glass.

Pleasant aroma of juicy malts and figs with a backdrop of sugars.

Sweet malty backbone with vinous fruit flavors at the forefront. Juicy raisins or pruins dipped in caramel and brown sugar. Fruity cherry flavors with a toffee buttery presence. Nicely hopped finish.

Incredibly well balanced for such a power house of an Old Ale. A true sipper at 11.4% ABV and very well crafted. Beautifully complex and multi dimensional. Recommended.

Photo of custardcb
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2005 Bottling of Old Stock. Pours a nice rust color with a light tan head. The bubbles in the head are quiet large and retain their structure for quiet some time. While it isn't cloudy in appearance I wouldn't call it completely clear either.

The nose is a bit biscuity with hints of rains and toasted nuts; it almost reminds me of some tawny ports. Upon tastey the alcohol is rather evident and so is a bit of acidity. There is a slightly tart taste to it but fruit tones are evident as well. Mostly those of figs and other real earthy foods.

Overall it is a bit strong and I usually only have one or two while drinking them because of the alcohol content. Anymore after that and I wouldn't be able to enjoy the full characteristics of the beer.

Old Stock Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,730 ratings.